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Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone
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Feb 24, 2009 | ISBN 9780763636111

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Stone’s carefully researched book makes the point that in the 1950s and ’60s there were ’13 women who… had the Right Stuff’ – but were the wrong sex at the wrong time.
—New York Times Book Review

This passionately written account of a classic but little-known challenge to established gender prejudices also introduces readers to a select group of courageous, independent women.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

Fascinating, dramatic story…The author offers great insight into how deeply ingrained sexism was in merican society and its institutions. Handsomely illustrated with photographs, this empowering, impassioned story will leave readers inspired.
—Kirkus (starred review)

Stone presents the full story of early-sixties public discourse about women’s capabilities and clearly shows the personal, political, and physical risks taken by the women in pursuit of their dream.
—The Horn Book (starred review)

The chatty, immediate style (“Picture this”) and full-page photos make for a fast read, and the crucial civil-rights history will stay with readers.

An inspiring if heartbreaking true story of grit, persistence, and determination.
—ForeWord magazine


Robert F. Sibert Medal WINNER

NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies SELECTION

Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book HONOR

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children HONOR

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